Darren Hanlon announces national tour; releases Butterfly Bones EP

Following sold out album launches across Australia and an extensive US tour, indie-folk troubadour Darren Hanlon is pleased to announce his first Australian tour since the release of his critically acclaimed 2010 release I Will Love You At All.
Catch Darren Hanlon at The Zoo in Brisbane on Saturday 26 February, Lismore City Bowling Club in Lismore on Sunday 27 February, Gallipoli Legions Club in Newcastle on Thursday 3 March, The Factory Theatre in Sydney on Friday 4 March, Fly By Night in Fremantle on Saturday 5 March, Jive in Adelaide on Wednesday 9 March, The Thornbury Theatre in Melbourne on Thursday 10 March and the Port Fairy Folk Festival on Friday 11 March.
To coincide with the tour, Darren will release Butterfly Bones, a digital EP available via iTunes from 18 February 2011. Lead track and live favourite ’Butterfly Bones’ is the third single taken from I Will Love You At All, and is a bouncy, mostly acoustic song about an easily broken girl. It’s an example of what Darren does best: weave together a narrative in his lyrics and creative instrumentation to form charming, catchy folk songs. Darren’s every-man voice and lovely lyrics are complimented by simple guitar, trumpets and violin.
Also featuring on the Butterfly Bones EP are brand new songs ‘Cloudy Mind’, ‘I Waited For the 17’, and a striped-back folk version of critics favourite ‘Scenes From a Separation’, featuring the delicate harmonies of Shelley Short (USA) and Alia Farah (USA).
2010 was a stellar year for Darren Hanlon. After releasing his fourth studio album I Will Love You At All on Flippin’ Yeah Industries in Australia and on seminal label Yep Roc is the US, Darren went on to sell out album launches across Australia before embarking on a three-month US tour, performing with the likes of Billy Bragg, Corin Tucker, Tim Kasher and Sean Lennon.
Don’t miss your chance to catch Darren Hanlon this February and March.

February/March 2011 National Tour

Saturday 26 February – The Zoo, Brisbane QLD
Presented by Rave Magazine. Tickets on sale now here
Sunday 27 February – Lismore City Bowling Club, Lismore NSW
Presented by The Brag. Tickets on sale now here
Thursday 3 March – Gallipoli Legions Club, Newcastle NSW
Presented by The Brag. Tickets on sale now here
Friday 4 March – The Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW
Presented by The Brag. Tickets on sale now here
Saturday 5 March – Fly By Night, Fremantle WA
Presented by The Drum Media Perth. Tickets on sale now here
Wednesday 9 March – Jive, Adelaide SA
Tickets on sale now here
Thursday 10 March – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne VIC
Presented by Beat. Tickets on sale now here
Friday 11 March - Saturday 12 March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy VIC

Darren Hanlon’s Butterfly Bones EP will be digitally available from iTunes on 18 February 2011, via Flippin’ Yeah Industries.

I Will Love You At All is out now on Flippin’ Yeah Industries via MGM Distribution.

Praise for I Will Love You At All:

"I Will Love You at All is his most consistently rewarding effort yet" Pitchfork

"Arguably the most entirely enjoyable album of 2010" The Scene

"It might just be one of the best Australian albums of the year" Spuntnikmusic

“As prolific Australian songwriters go, I’d say there’s a desperate challenge to be faced in finding Darren Hanlon’s equal; his fourth studio album proving as much with impressive ease” Triple j Magazine

“If you haven’t fallen for his simple harmonies, delicate guitar solos and poetic lyrics yet, now you will” Sunday Telegraph / Sunday Herald Sun – Sunday Magazine

“A treasure of the local indie scene” Rolling Stone Australia

Indie album of the week – The Brag

“Our nation’s most wonderful wordsmith” Album of the Issue - BMA

“The Australian singer-songwriter has a way with both the wry and the wistful” Who Weekly

“Hanlon might just be the best Australian artist out there today” X-Press

“Darren Hanlon remains a national living treasure“ dB

“We’re lucky to have his kind around” Sydney Morning Herald – Spectrum

“What makes Darren Hanlon such an amazing songwriter is that his songs are so distinctly universal” Mess+Noise

“I Will Love You t All is another triumph – in Hanlon’s style each song has its own character, each is given room to breathe, and the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” 4 STARS - Time Off

“A warm and thoughtful record that suggests Hanlon’s doing a Paul Kelly or Mick Thomas and just getting better with age” Inpress

“Hanlon’s arguably the master of the folky strum-along with a cheeky wink, songs with the perfect balance of humour, poignancy and pop smarts … an album for Hanlon fans to cherish” 4 STARS - Rave